Lochmere is home to approximately 8 miles of trails. Residents can take full advantage of Lochmere's natural areas by walking, biking, or lacing up their running shoes and getting out and enjoying the natural beauty of our neighborhood.
Please note that all trails and amenities are for the exclusive use of Lochmere residents and their accompanied guests only.
Please make sure that your pets are properly leashed in accordance with the Town of Cary regulations. Owners are responsible for the removal of pet waste.
Below is a copy of the trail map. Residents must be registered on lochmere.org and be logged in to view the file. It is sized to fit for printing on 11"X17" legal-sized paper. Copies are also available at the Main Lochmere office located at 502 Lochmere Drive.
All the trails in Highlands are paved with asphalt.
The trail network and sidewalks in Highlands make it very easy for residents to walk from their home to the nearby swimming pool, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, & playground at the recreation facilities.
The sidewalks are maintained by Town of Cary. Parking is available at the Recreation Club located at 200 Loch Highlands Drive.
There is a gravel trail loop that runs behind the homes on Whisperwood Dr. A small sloped section is paved with asphalt to minimize erosion.
This trail also leads to the Ann Brunswick Park below Lochmere Lake. The trail also leads on to the private Lochmere Golf Course.
The only suitable parking area nearby is at the Recreation Club located at 500 Lochmere Drive. Residents use the nearby sidewalks and trails to access the Whisperwood Trail.
All the trails in the Lochview section are paved with asphalt. There are many access points to this area leading from Summerwinds Drive, Lochmere Drive, Lochview Drive and Sylvan Grove.
There are no suitable parking areas nearby; so, residents use the nearby sidewalks and trails to access these.
Lochwood & Lochside Trails
The trails in Lochwood & Lochside are all gravel, apart from a few short asphalt sections that have been prone to erosion.
A large section of trails was repaved in 2018 with a special composite mixture known as “crusher fines” to create a more suitable surface for walking or pushing a stroller. When future gravel work is needed in these sections, the newer gravel will be used. Two playgrounds can be found in the woods off these trails.
There are no suitable parking areas nearby; so, residents use the nearby sidewalks and trails to access these. From the lower end, residents can park at the Recreation Club located at 502 Lochmere Drive.
Lochmere Drive East Trails
There are several trails which run from the east side of Lochmere Drive and wind their way behind homes on Countryside Lane, Spring Hollow Lane, and Lochwood East Drive.
These trails are mostly asphalt but some sections are gravel.
The trails can be accessed easily from the sidewalk on Lochmere Drive. From the lower end, residents can park at the Recreation Club located at 502 Lochmere Drive.
There is a one-mile paved trail that circumnavigates Loch Lomond. This very popular walk has several trail entrances leading from Lochmere Drive, Loch Haven Lane, Loch Pointe Drive and Summerwinds Drive.
This trail is solely for use by walkers. No bicycles or skateboards are allowed.
Do NOT feed the wildlife.
There is no designated parking nearby, so most residents use the sidewalks and trails to access the lake trail.
The short section of trails in Birkhaven are paved with asphalt. This is a relatively steep short trail that loops from Braelands Drive around to Birkhaven Drive.
It uses a short section of golf course trail. Two small foot bridges lead you over the small stream.
The Triangle Conservancy trails can be accessed from the trail. There is no designated parking nearby.